MMA leaders lament lack of Islamic teachings in Pakistan

'If we win the government for even one day, we will bring the caliphate'


Mudassir Kazi July 16, 2018
PHOTO: PPI

KARACHI ': President Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Monday lamented that the rulers of Pakistan have failed to give apt Islamic teachings to the people of the country.

"I urge all to support MMA to introduce an Islamic system in Pakistan and bring an end to using interest in this country," he maintained. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has increased the interest rate by more than two per cent but the interim government is not elected and hence not accountable to people.

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"We defended against all moves deemed un-Islamic in the parliament. I want regional, linguistic politics to end rather than politics in the name of Islam as only an Islamic system can bring change in our country," Rehman said.

The MMA president also added that when MMA left the government in 2008, national debt was Rs80 billion and hasnow increased to Rs350 billion.

Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Maulana Sirajul Haq during the speech reminded the audience that Pakistan has an Islamic Constitution, however, the previous rulers didn't stay loyal to it. "MMA alliance is an ideological alliance. If we win the government for even one day, we will bring back the caliphate," he added.

"Our first revolution will be economic. Votes shall be respected only if respect is given to Islam, Shariah, the Holy Quran and mosques."

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He further added that public can hold previous leaders accountable on July 25, and those who made Pakistan indebted to International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, by electing MMA.

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